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The Bic Lighter Story

Updated on August 22, 2016

The mixed emotions that come with a bic lighter - Happy, Sad, & Mad

A simple little colorful red bic lighter has the power to bring out so many different emotions in oneself. Here's my experiences with one particular bic lighter. One day I was minding my own business at work when I found a red bic lighter on the floor, which made me happy. It was almost as though that little plastic lighter was calling my name, and drawing me towards it with a spell of some kind. I later went clean my new lighter up some, but I couldn't find it, which made me sad. Two hours later I spotted the red bic lighter again, so I snatched it up, and I was happy once again. I cleaned it up real good with some cleaning solution, and a paper towel. Then came the big moment, and when I went to flick my bic, but it didn't light. A spark came out, but no flame or fire. Which is why it was most likely tossed to the side to begin with. I tried for some time flicking that bic, but it never would light, and then I was mad. I threw it out into the middle of the street where a car eventually ran over it, and the bic lighter blew up. After hearing that small firecracker like noise, I was once again a very happy person. Before this magical day the only emotion I ever knew from a bic lighter was that of disappointment from an old bic lighter that wouldn't work when you needed it the most. This makes one wonder if the same bic lighter put others through this same vicious emotional cycle, before it met it's own unfortunate demise. That little red plastic bic lighter changed my life forever, and besides I needed something to write about for another hub anyway :-)


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      LETY 11 months ago

      I liked it. It almost sounds like the red bic was actually something else you where feeling. and when the little sucker broke, it was as if you got free from it. red can symbolize passion, something deep within your heart. I dunno, maybe I am wrong but I liked it.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Funny, but true. I tend to get attached to my little Bic and feel a bit sad when it comes time to replace it.

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      Trueshortstories 6 years ago from Canada

      I will never look at a bic lighter the same way. Thanks

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Your bic didn't flick! How dare it not click! Bics usually take a licking but keep on ticking!! Fun hub!! :)

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Nice tribute to the complexities of the Bic ;) The Bic lighter also doubles as a beer bottle opener in my circle of friends, lol!

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      Rob Lattin 6 years ago from Born in Chicago, now I'm in Mostly Michigan

      Interesting. I would have named this "The Lighter Side of Bic".

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      Lis Adolph 6 years ago from Denmark

      I enjoyed reading this one! Much fun and made me smile.. :-D

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      ThoughtSandwiches 6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Very nice...who has not had a love/hate relationship with a recalcitrant lighter?

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Funny -- I saw your title just after finding a lighter in my teenager's shorts . . . Hmmmmm - up to no good, obviously. Cigarettes? Worse?

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      danfresnourban 6 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Pretty creative, I never would have thught to write about a lighter.

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Bic Lighters? You just need more time to get over your 'writers block"

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Welcome to the crazy club....hehe

      I like your story. I find crazy things to write about when I am have a writers block.

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      moncrieff 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Oh my I really feel for you if a used up lighter makes your day. There are so many things around us that need our real attention... Thanks, though!